Socio-demographic and intestinal elimination profile in women treated at a health service


  • Rhaylla Maria Pio Leal Jaques Universidade Estadual do Piauí
  • Elaine Carininy Lopes da Costa Instituto Federal do Piauí
  • Gisela Maria de Assis Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Aline Costa de Oliveira Universidade Estadual do Piauí
  • Claudia Daniella Avelino Vasconcelos Benício Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Sandra Marina Gonçalves Bezerra Universidade Estadual do Piauí


Constipation, . Health profile, Women’s health., Enterostomal therapy


Objective: To investigate the profile of intestinal eliminations in women. Method: Cross-sectional study conducted with 41 women seen at a women’s health center in the state of Piauí in Brazil. For data collection, a form was used containing the sociodemographic data and questionnaires that assessed the data on the intestinal elimination pattern with questions based on the Rome IV criteria and the Bristol scale. Results: Of the 41 participants, 56.1% reported consuming one to two servings of fruits or vegetables per day and 51.2% consumed more than two liters of water per day. Regarding the patterns of intestinal elimination, 39% had feces in the Bristol 3 category. As for the Rome IV criteria, 21 (51.2%) women were considered constipated and the frequency of evacuation was statistically significant with the presence of constipation. Conclusion: There was a significant number of women with constipation. There was a need to develop actions that help to cope with the problem and improve the quality of life of this population.




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Leal Jaques RMP, Costa ECL da, Assis GM de, Oliveira AC de, Benício CDAV, Bezerra SMG. Socio-demographic and intestinal elimination profile in women treated at a health service. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 May 30];18. Available from:



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